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Dilip Kumar 'Stable, But Not Out of Danger,' Says His Doctor

"We can't say he's out of danger right now. We have to see for at least two more days, right now there is no need for an ICU for him. We have kept him under close observation. We can't say about discharge. We'll decide after 72 hours of observation," said Jalil Parkar

  | April 17, 2016 10:04 IST (Mumbai)
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Highlights

  • Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati hospital on Friday.
  • Dilip Kumar was suffering from pneumonia.
  • Dilip saab's condition hasn't deteriorated but is slightly better: Doctor
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar is stable and has improved since he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital but is not yet out of danger, his doctor said on Saturday.
"Dilip saab's condition is stable since the time of admission. It hasn't deteriorated but is slightly better. Multiple investigations have been conducted, and we have roped in the concerned consultants. We have taken a consensual decision with regard to his investigations and the modality of treatment. Some specialised tests are still left, which we are doing. We will keep a close watch on him for the next 48 hours or so," said Jalil Parkar, outside Lilavati Hospital, where Dilip Kumar has been admitted.
Mr Parkar also said that the 93-year-old actor had infection in his lungs, fever and had experienced a few bouts of vomiting, but was conscious and was having food.
Dilip Kumar was suffering from pneumonia as well but his breathing condition had improved.
"We can't say he's out of danger right now. We have to see for at least two more days, right now there is no need for an ICU for him. We have kept him under close observation. We can't say about discharge. We'll decide after 72 hours of observation," he added.
Dilip Kumar was admitted to the hospital late on Friday, and his wife Saira Banu had announced on Saturday that his condition is stable and he is recovering well.
Sairaji's statement read: "Dilip Saab was admitted to Lilavati Hospital for treatment of high fever and chest infection on April 15 night. He was advised intravenous administration of antibiotics for speedy recovery. Oral drugs would not act as fast as the IV injections, the doctors advised. Hence it became necessary to shift him to the hospital. He is recovering well and is stable by the grace of god and the care of doctors treating him. He is in a room in the hospital and not in the ICU as spread by rumours."
Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan and his six-decade career is studded with acclaimed classics such as Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur.
Dilip saab, who married actress Saira Banu in 1966, is well-known for playing tragic heroes in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar and Jogan. He was last seen in 1998 film Qila.
Dilip Kumar's many awards include the Padma Vibhushan, which he received in 2015. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He was the first winner of the Filmfare Best Actor award - for 1956's Azaad - and shares the record for the most wins - eight - with Shah Rukh Khan. Dilip saab also received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1993.

 
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